Included among the 9 new or newish architect-designed homes on this year’s AIA home tour this weekend: 3 properties that made recent cameo appearances on Swamplot. Shown here: the one-room-deep one-bedroom home Kay O’Toole had built behind her “antiques & eccentricities” store at 1921 Westheimer, next to Winlow Place. Did you know it was hiding back there? The design by Murphy Mears Architects — with interiors by the owner — showed up in Veranda magazine and (far more notably) in one of those extensive Cote de Texas posts earlier this year.
What about something a little more Modern-looking? And maybe a little more . . . available?
Both halves of Collaborative Designworks’s brand-new Hyde Park Double will make their debut on the tour. The two 2-story homes, each of them for sale at $1.275 million (though only one is listed at the moment), went up in place of the 1930s Tudor-style home at the corner of Hyde Park and Van Buren nominated for a Best Teardown award in last year’s Swamplot Awards.
Also on the tour: homes by MCÂ² Architects, Ed Dumont of Studio Red, Hollenbeck Architects, Stern and Bucek, StudioMET, Val Glitsch, and Jay Baker Architects. Details here.
- 2010 Home Tour [AIA Houston]
- Previously on Swamplot: Up and Down in Hyde Park, Kay Oâ€™Tooleâ€™s House in Back
Photos: Ben Hill